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Reclaiming History Audiobook
Reclaiming History
Written by: 
Vincent Bugliosi
Narrated by: 
Edward Herrmann
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Reclaiming History Audiobook

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Publisher's Summary

Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history.

Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an ironclad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage, Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of "prosecuting" Oswald for the murder of President Kennedy. Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact, ballistic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud upon the American public.

Bugliosi's irresistible logic, relentless pursuit of the truth, and command of the evidence shed fresh light on this American nightmare, providing a new understanding of what did and did not happen in Dallas on November 22, 1963. At last we know what really happened. At last it all makes sense.

©2007 Vincent Bugliosi. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Vincent Bugliosi is an American master of common sense, a punishing advocate and a curmudgeonly refreshing voice of reason....With this work, Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America. It is a book for the ages." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

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    Tad Davis 10-12-07
    Tad Davis 10-12-07
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    "Riveting"

    Bugliosi's matter-of-fact, minute-by-minute account of the assassination is riveting. Obviously from other comments here, not everyone had the same response; I can only speak for myself. I found it difficult to pause the narrative, willing to listen for minutes and then hours past my usual threshold. When Bugliosi came to the Tippett murder, I felt like I was standing on the corner, another eye-witness. (Edward Hermann's narration, by the way, is first-rate.)

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Lawton, OK 01-31-10
    Laura Lawton, OK 01-31-10

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Drawn out"

    The first part was interesting, then it became long and drawn out. The author spends alot of time trying to convince, instead of presenting an argument. I'm still not convinced it was not a conspriacy.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Davis, CA, USA 05-16-09
    Nicola Davis, CA, USA 05-16-09
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    "JFK assasination through the eyes of a prosecutor"

    Bugliosi analyzes the JFK assassination using as if it were a simple murder investigation basing his conclusions on facts and not speculation. He lays out a complete time line of the day of the murder, provides motives and evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald being the lone assassin, and shows that conspiracy theorist often rely on long debunked false information on which to base their outlandish claims. The only complaint is that the audio book is abridged.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Austin, TX, United States 08-07-08
    John Austin, TX, United States 08-07-08
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    "riveting"

    After listening to this first rate analysis of the assassination and various conspiracies you'll be hard pressed not to laugh in anyone's face that thinks Oswald didn't do it alone. Some say Bugliosi is too smarmy in his deflections, but honestly, after the nonsense has persisted for this long, I don't blame him. Great listen, download it now and put this case to rest for good.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan lWashougal, WA United States 07-10-08
    Ryan lWashougal, WA United States 07-10-08 Member Since 2008
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    "I was convinced Kennedy was shot by more than 1."

    I have gone as far as visiting the Dallas site of the shooting. I thought I was well informed. But a year or so ago I saw a special on one of the science chanels that stated the seat for the gov was not directly in front of Kennedy as I was lead to believe from all the conspircy theories. A simple view of the limo at Parkland would show that to be a huge error! I then had doubts about a conspircy. After this read, I am firmly convinced that Oswald was the shooter and that the Warren report was very well done.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Adlam Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand 12-10-15
    Robert Adlam Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand 12-10-15
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    "Disappointed with content"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was very disappointed that there is substantial parts of the Hardcover copy's content missing from the audio version of this book.


    Would you recommend Reclaiming History to your friends? Why or why not?

    Although there is content missing I would recommend this book to many of my friends.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    The narrator Edward Herrmann does a superb job reading the content.


    Any additional comments?

    I initially wished to purchase the Kindle version of this book to complement my hardcover copy of the title. Unfortunately I am unable to purchase this title in e-book format in NZ, so I was pleased to have access to this audio version. I wonder if the Kindle version is also missing some of the text like this audio version??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Comprehensive with amazing detail"

    I have read a lot around this subject, but this book really fills in so much detail around the events. The painstaking detail is so comprehensive that this must be THE book for a blow-by-blow account of the day. Absolutely fascinating and well presented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BGBandita Jackson, NJ United States 06-26-15
    BGBandita Jackson, NJ United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "the definitive jfk book"

    straightforward, thorough, meticulously rational. a clear, concise detailing of the entire event and a spectacular dressing down of the conspiracy theorists. brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Peabody, MA, United States 06-26-15
    Cathy Peabody, MA, United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2014

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    "The Truth with Evidence"

    If you are an intelligent human who truly wants to learn what really happened on November 22, 1963, then I recommend you read this compelling book. It is long, and there are some parts of it that may boarder on the tedious, but I would say that 95% of this listen is mesmerizing. Bugliosi not only lays out the facts, he also argues, as any intelligent lawyer would do, to convince his readers that both Oswald and Ruby acted alone over that awful weekend. His arguments are logical, sensical, supported by irrefutable evidence, and thoroughly convincing. He even takes the time to go through just about every fragment of every conspiracy theory that exists, and patiently explain why those theories do not and cannot hold up. An excellent and refreshing listen, totally devoid of bs. Again, if you really want the truth, and you are possessed of common sense, give this a listen. In the end, you will wonder how Oliver Stone can sleep at night. Yes, it is hard to accept that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could, without much planning, take down someone as consequential as Kennedy. And yet it happened. Sometimes it is exactly what it looks like. Life is bizarre and unpredictable, and often tragic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Schweitzer Saskatchwean, Canada 04-25-15
    Simon Schweitzer Saskatchwean, Canada 04-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Strong"

    I like conspiracy theories although I don't often buy into them so usually I would be more inclined towards that kind of book. This is not the kind of book but out was very very good. If you are interested at all in the jfk assassination this is required reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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